How Write Your Life Story: A Memoir Intensive
May
7
to Jun 11

How Write Your Life Story: A Memoir Intensive

The secret to a good story is not only the ingredients that go into it but also the way in which it’s told. In this six-week writing intensive, we will discuss how to take memories and events from life and turn them into an interesting story by doing the research, organizing the ideas and making writing clear and readable. We’ll explore the creative process with writing exercises, readings and group discussions. We’ll learn what steps to take to get a story published. At the end of the course, participants will design a writing plan complete with goals and a timeline and have the option to create a writing critique group. Each session will build on the previous session, therefore, it will work best for participants that are able to make a commitment to attend all six sessions.

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Friends of the Muse - A Six-Week Writing Coaching Group
May
15
to Jun 19

Friends of the Muse - A Six-Week Writing Coaching Group

NOTE: I am offering this group in Weaverville or the Asheville area soon! Just go to my Contact Page and get in touch!

Have you become disconnected from your writing? Do you long to get back into creative flow? Join us for this six-week group as we immerse ourselves in the creative process, reconnect with the Muse and navigate through the landscape of the imagination to find our authentic voices. In the sacred space created by this group, there will be opportunities to share our discoveries as well as become a mirror for others. With a spirit of adventure, we’ll dive into the writing process with fun exercises, inspirational readings and lively group discussions. Participants will also be encouraged to share their creative projects with the group in a safe and non-competitive environment. The purpose of the group is to work together with a seasoned writing coach in the company of other writers.

Topics include:  

  • Connecting with your Muse
  • Strengthening your creative Voice
  • Developing a creative habit
  • Working through resistance
  • Setting intentions
  • Establishing healthy creative boundaries
  • Increasing creative productivity
  • Accountability
  • Sharing your work
  • And more!

Each member will receive individual attention on specific issues and challenges he/she is having as a writer. This is NOT a critique group, rather it is a group to assist writers who would like to increase their productivity and have support moving forward with their writing projects. 

Group is limited to 10 participants.

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Ben Franklin Circle
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Ben Franklin Circle

The purpose of Benjamin Franklin Circles is to unite around two shared goals: Improving ourselves, and improving our world. Through talking about Franklin’s original 13 virtues in the context of the present day, we can commit to making better and more conscious choices about our own behavior and work with others to spread those virtues through acts of kindness and good deeds.

Each month, we'll meet for an hour and a half to discuss one of the virtues. It's modeled after a group run by Ben Franklin called the Junto, a weekly mutual-improvement club made up of individuals with an array of interests and skills. This group led to the creation of public libraries, the volunteer fire department and the post office.

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How to Write Your Life Story: A Memoir Intensive
Mar
26
to Apr 30

How to Write Your Life Story: A Memoir Intensive

The secret to a good story is not only the ingredients that go into it but also the way in which it’s told. In this six-week writing intensive, we will discuss how to take memories and events from life and turn them into an interesting story by doing the research, organizing the ideas and making writing clear and readable. We’ll explore the creative process with writing exercises, readings and group discussions. We’ll learn what steps to take to get a story published. At the end of the course, participants will design a writing plan complete with goals and a timeline and have the option to create a writing critique group. Each session will build on the previous session, therefore, it will work best for participants that are able to make a commitment to attend all six sessions.

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Community Building Using Intuitive Generosity
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Community Building Using Intuitive Generosity

  • Lotus Lodge Community & Learning Center (map)
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Just as we l have things and services we want, al have things and services we can offer to others. The key to breaking free from dependence on a money-based economy is to bring those wants and offers together. This is also a great way to build community because the focus is on connecting and sharing rather than isolation, scarcity and spending. We'll explore the principles of "six degrees of separation"  and intuitive generosity, then we’ll do a sharing exercise that demonstrates these principles in an inspiring as well as practical way. The premise is simple: tap into the ideas and resources of a room full of people, and all kinds of impossible things become possible. Join us for an evening of fun and possibility!

Note: I am guest facilitating this event for the Community Network Gathering Meetup Group. For more information and details: https://www.meetup.com/Community-Network-Gathering/

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